Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3, Episode 14

The Percentage (5 Jan. 1958)

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Eddie Slovak meets an old Army buddy named Pete who once saved his life. He intends to repay his friend. He offers him money for a business, but Peter refuses. Eddie tries to talk to Pete's... See full summary »

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Eddie Slovak meets an old Army buddy named Pete who once saved his life. He intends to repay his friend. He offers him money for a business, but Peter refuses. Eddie tries to talk to Pete's wife Louise. Louise falls for Eddie and the two become romantically involved. Eddie eventually kills her. Later he explains to Pete that he did him a favor since she was cheating on him. Pete calls the police and Eddie is arrested. Pete goes to see Eddie's girlfriend and explains that their plan worked. Louise is dead and Eddie is out of the way. Now, the two of them can be together. Written by Anonymous

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A good setup with a lousy payoff
27 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are many AHP episodes that have twists and turns which are plausible and engaging.

This one has an interesting setup, about a rich man trying to pay back an Army buddy who covered for his act of cowardice. The buddy isn't interested, and is contented with his $110/week job and pretty young wife.

Later in the episode, when we find out what the rich man's source of income is, it's a bit of a disconnect. Then, in the final scene, which (judging by the clownish music) is supposed to be a funny payoff, we're in a set we've never seen before, with no inkling of how the situation came to pass. They could have cut the final 30 seconds and left a grim ending, which would have wrapped up the main plot quite adequately. Not one of the best of the bunch.


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